[Mageia-discuss] A name for mageia-app-db

andre999 andr55 at laposte.net
Mon Feb 14 23:30:56 CET 2011

Romain d'Alverny a écrit :
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 20:08, Wolfgang Bornath<molch.b at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>> 2011/2/12 Michael Scherer<misc at zarb.org>:
>>> Where is the collaboration in all of this ?
>> Yes, I agree to this point of view. "market" is connected with
>> "selling", "app*" is connected with Apple's commercial appstore.
> That a word is used or misused would not justify to abdicate our own
> use of it, if it is relevant. Or we are headed for newspeak each time.
> "App" has been used years for software applications before Apple
> coined the "AppStore" name. And their application platform has
> fundamentally nothing new, but that it does build a hugely profitable
> ecosystem, for now at least.
> A "market" is a place where people meet and exchange stuff. From this
> have grown many different things of different sizes and implications.
> And sometimes, there is sales and purchases there, because that's how
> it takes place. And nothing here opposes collaboration: it just takes
> place in a certain way, provided both parties are happy with the
> transaction that took place.
> "Market" may indeed not be the best word in this very case, but this
> reflexion hints something interesting: that you oppose the possibility
> to have paid-for stuff witin mageia-app-db. Why not. Is it so really?
> Is it assumed?
> For such generic terms (app, market), it's more what you do with it
> with time that matters and prints some identity, than the name only
> (the records of inane names back then that now bear some very serious
> meaning are countless).
> Notwithstanding that one may rename it anyway later.
> Back then (2006), we coined "Kiosk" for what could have been Mdv
> application store at the time. The name matches, through several
> acceptions, the public passing-by/meeting place, the public
> distribution place (of newspapers) and integration in the daily life;
> the "library" and "social" aspects that are in the project's
> description (http://mageia-app-db.tuxette.fr/projects/1/wiki ).
> Or Forknamad, for Formerly-Known-As-Mageia-App-Db application. :)
> Cheers,
> Romain

You have the habit of making us think.
I especially like your suggestion :)

Personnally, I think that app- (or appli-) would be good as part of the 
name, since it is what the project is all about.


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